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UK: July 1-16: Strike threat by BA cabin crew

British Airways cabin crew are to stage a two-week strike in a long-running dispute over pay and travel concessions.

Members of Unite in the ‘mixed fleet’ are preparing to walk out from Saturday July 1 to Saturday July 16.

Union bosses have said they will also be pursuing legal action against the airline on behalf of the 1,400 cabin crew, who claim they were ‘sanctioned’ for taking previous strike action.

The union has accused BA of punishing those who went on strike, with measures including cutting bonuses and removing travel concessions.

Last week, Unite suspended a planned four-day strike due to start on Friday in a bid to resolve the dispute through fresh talks.

But the union then accused BA of failing to send key decision makers to the talks, before setting a deadline of noon on Friday to accept their ‘final compromise’.

There has been a total of 26 days of strike action since the beginning of January.

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